Womack: Chase Utley on Hall of Fame: ‘Something I don’t really focus much on’

From SABR member Graham Womack at The Sporting News on September 13, 2017:

Quietly, as he seems to do everything in baseball, Chase Utley is wrapping up one of the finest careers for a second baseman in the game’s history.

The 38-year-old Utley is a famously tough interview, well-known among media members for his unwillingness to say much. Some players and coaches hold court in the clubhouse before games, happy to expound when approached. This isn’t Utley. He has all the joy answering questions of a person giving a deposition.

He admits only sparingly, for instance, that people sometimes talk about him as a future Baseball Hall of Fame candidate.

“I mean, you hear it once in awhile but it’s something that I don’t really focus much on at all to be honest with you,” Utley told Sporting News on Monday, hours before the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants were set to face one another at AT&T Park.

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Originally published: September 13, 2017. Last Updated: September 13, 2017.